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(Leave note about using 8mm wrench with M5 nuts.)
(Changed 5/16" open-end wrench to 8mm wrench, after confirming everything should be 8mm.)
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*1/2" open-end wrench
*1/2" open-end wrench
*5/16" open-end wrench (the M5 nuts use a 8mm wrench, which is very close to 5/16". This should probably be a 8mm wrench.)
*8mm open-end wrench

Revision as of 00:56, 21 September 2012

Tools Required

  • M4 Allen wrench
  • M2.5 Allen wrench
  • M2 Allen wrench
  • M1.5 Allen wrench
Allen wrenches.JPG
  • Blue Loctite (or equivalent)
Blue loctite.PNG
Note: The loctite might not be necessary, but is handy to have around. As the machine vibrates (and it will), your bolted connections have the potential of loosening. If this occurs, use a dab of blue locktight to prevent the guilty bolt of coming loose. It's not necessary to to loctite any of the bolts *unless* they begin to loosen.
  • Small Pliers
  • 1/2" open-end wrench
  • 8mm open-end wrench
Open end wrenches.JPG
  • M5 0.8 pitch Tap
  • T-handle
Tap and die set.JPG
  • Soldering iron
Soldering iron.JPG

Optional tools

Filing tools or Dremel with milling bit: The Shapeokos produced in Inventables batch #1 have coated mounting plates. The paint (red paint and white primer) on these plates must be removed from the holes for the bolts to fit. Batches 2 - 4 have small nubs around all holes. They don't effect performance, but can be removed for the sake of aesthetics.

Additionally, a single twist of a countersink will remove the burr, which is much faster than a file.